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Google Buys GrandCentral Communications for 50 million

At first glance at the headlines, I thought they bought technology that dealt with the railway transportation system.  But my assumption could be farther from that.

Grand Central is a US technology company based in California that allows you to have one phone number for life.
Basically, that phone number will forward to your cell phone, home phone, hotel phone, etc. There is also a centralized
voice mail system and it’s all tied with via web based administration.

For a demo of the system, check out:

It’s under beta testing and the area codes are only tied to US cities. So for us Canadians, we’ll have
to wait and see.

The interesting thing is this company started up in late 2005! If you have a great idea, companies like Google will buy
the technology. I think another bubble is brewing with all these acquisitions…

 

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru
Canadian Web Hosting
http://www.canadianwebhosting.com/

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